|UPDATE SEPTEMBER 7, 2022:
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is pleased to pass along that the boy shot and injured by his father has now been released from the hospital.
The family is asking for privacy at this time.
UPDATE: The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who shot two of his children, killing one.
Jermaine Bass, 30, is charged with Murder in the First Degree Premeditated Firearm Discharge Multiple Wounds Causing Death, Attempted Murder in the First Degree Premeditated Firearm Discharge, and Aggravated Child Abuse Firearm Causing Critical Injuries.
"This is a horrific experience no parent should have to go through," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "This is an experience no law enforcement or first responder should ever have to witness. We as a sheriff's office are struggling today. I hope that this individual feels the full weight of the criminal justice system and never sees the light of day where he can ever be in a position to harm another human being."
This investigation is active and ongoing, further updates will be released from the HCSO Public Affairs Office.
ORIGINAL: The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that killed one juvenile and injured another.
On August 29, 2022, just after 10:30 p.m., a shooting occurred at a residence located at the 13,000 block of Heritage Club Drive. Once on scene, deputies located two young children with injuries. Both children were rushed to Tampa General Hospital. The 5-year-old victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The 8-year-old victim is currently in critical condition.
At this time, all those believed to be involved in this incident are accounted for and the investigation remains ongoing.